Glencairn Abbey Cards

Getting to know the artist

Ray Ryan
(1942 – 2022)

Ray Ryan was an engineer who worked for Kildare County Council and had an enormous love of nature and landscape. He used his considerable skills as an artist to capture, in a number of different mediums, a wide range of the attributes of God’s creation.

It was while indulging in his great joy of walking the fields in the neighbourhood of his home that the inspiration for much of Ray’s beautiful pictures frequently came to him. Being a regular participant in the Kildare Arts Festival where he exhibited and sold much of his work, Ray’s continued contributions there will be greatly missed.

Being a man of faith, in a short period prior to his death, Ray contacted Sr. Fiachra of the Card Department at Glencairn. He explained that in years past he had shared much of his work with the late Fr Denis Collins OCSO of Mt Melleray who had used it to produce cards which were sold in the gift shop there. His request was that the digital images he had, might be used to continue this tradition… to give glory to God possibly with the addition of suitable quotations from the Psalms.

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